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  1. #1
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    May 2004

    Unanswered: How to start ASP

    i really need help, as my summer time gonna start after few days i had plane to start to learn ASP or which even i don't know what's diffrence about them, i really want to know where shall i start whith what book or specific website,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    San Francisco, CA


    I recommend the W3Schools tutorials for beginners (its got lots of stuff that I use all the time too - good for reference);


    Just noticed that they have an ASP.NET tutorial as well; but I have never looked at it - I don't do .NET yet (really should learn). You can find that here:

    Try these google searches too;

    and this one for .net

    As for differences:

    ASP from ASP.NET: and should do...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Here is something I put together about ASP that hopefully might help somehow.

    You and others can have access to a database hosted on the Web from any location that has a browser with an Internet connection.

    The Web database concept makes sense if you and your people want to do work in various locations in or outside the office and still be "plugged" in.

    For example you could have employees enter timesheets or have sales reps log their contacts. Or perhaps you'd like customers to be able to check the status of their orders online without having to call the company.

    If you want a Web database, typically what would happen is that a database such as Access or MySQL (basically just consisting of tables) would be put on the Web.

    Then "dynamic" Web pages (actually ASP pages which include VBScript, HTML, and/or JavaScript) would be created acting like the old desktop database's queries, forms, and reports to access the database - all hosted on a Web Server.

    Dynamic Web pages are similar in many ways to regular HTML pages. But they are "live" because the user can read from and write to information in the database. An example where you can login and add, edit, or view fictional customers and invoices is at

    Not all Web hosts will handle dynamic Web pages but many do. The Web hosts that can handle ASP pages usually have a Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 operating system running an IIS Web server.

    Here are a few good ASP sites:
    o ASP101 Samples -
    o W3Schools ASP Tutorial -
    o Microsoft VBScript Language Reference -

    And the following newsgroup is good:

    Or for a "quick and dirty" generic ASP open source solution to putting databases on the Web that just requires setting up a configuration page for each table or query and uploading the database to the Web as long as there is an autonumber field in each table (and you'll probably also separately want to create login capabilities), perhaps try something like this:
    GenericDB by Eli Robillard and then click on the Tips link to see an example
    J. Paul Schmidt, Freelance Web and Database Developer
    Access Database Sample, Web Database Sample, ASP Design Tips

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